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The ASAM Fundamentals of Addiction Medicine Workshop

Thursday, March 31, 2022
8:00 am – 5:30 pm ET

Overview

The ASAM Fundamentals of Addiction Medicine is a practical, case-based workshop designed for providers new to the field of addiction medicine, such as primary care physicians, clinicians, and behavioral health specialists, who see patients at risk for or with addiction.

Addiction as a disease continues to cost the global community a staggering amount both financially and in lives lost, but there are treatments available to help patients. Participants of this workshop will learn more about addiction medicine and how to screen, diagnose, treat, and/or refer patients with addiction – many of whom are already being seen for commonly occurring medical and psychiatric comorbidities.

Who Should Attend

Providers and other members of the healthcare team interested in learning more about addiction medicine in the primary care, emergency/urgent care, treatment centers, and general psychiatry settings including:
  • Physicians
  • Nurses (NPs and RNs)
  • Physician Assistants
  • Counselors

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this educational activity, participants should be able to:
  1. Identify one's own feelings and attitudes that promote or prevent therapeutic responses to patients with substance use disorders.
  2. Demonstrate a knowledge of the diseased brain processes when treating patients with substance use disorders.
  3. Use validated patient screening tools to detect substance use and interpret a spectrum of results.
  4. Use motivational interviewing to enhance patients readiness to change risky behaviors.
  5. Offer the interventions that are appropriate to specific substances and severity of usage pattern.
  6. Respond to hazardous drinking with brief counseling strategies, appropriate to the patient's readiness to change.
  7. For patients suspected of having a SUD, conduct a biopsychosocial assessment to provide a diagnosis and match the patient to an appropriate level of care.
  8. Prescribe pharmacotherapy appropriately for alcohol, tobacco, and opioid use disorders.
  9. Offer patients and families information and referral to behavioral interventions including support groups and mutual aid groups that assist in the recovery process.

Course Topics

  • An Introduction to Addictive Disorders
  • The Clinical Manifestations of the Neurobiology of Addiction
  • Identifying Unhealthy Substance Use: Assessment
  • For Every Ill, There May Be a Pill: Treating Substance Use Disorders with Medication and Counseling
  • Should I Open Pandora's Box?: Screening, Brief Intervention, and Referral to Treatment (SBIRT)
  • When Your Patient Says Yes, But!: A "Taste" of Motivational Interviewing

Program Planning Committee

Elizabeth Salisbury-Afshar, MD, MPH, Chair
Abby S. Letcher, MD, Vice Chair
Miriam S. Komaromy, MD, FACP, DFASAM, Past Chair
Katheryn M. Basques, MSW, MSN
Angela L. Colistra, PhD, LPC, CAADC, CCS
Trina Fullard, CCS LCAS
Joanna Linn, PhD, LCMHCS, LCAS, CCS
Amy Parins MPAS, PA-C
Jill R. Mattingly, DHSc, MMSc, PA-C
Kirk D. Moberg, MD, PhD, FASAM
Lipi Roy, MD, MPH, FASAM
J. Paul Seale, MD, FASAM

Credits & Maintenance of Certification

ACCME Accreditation Statement
The American Society of Addiction Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

AMA Credit Designation Statement
This activity has been approved for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™.

American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP)
Application for CME credit has been filed with the American Academy of Family Physicians. Determination of credit is pending.

American Association of Nurse Practitioners (AANP)
This education activity will be submitted to the American Association of Nurse Practitioners for approval of up to contact hours of accredited education. The total number of approved credits is yet to be determined.

American Academy of PA’s (AAPA)
This program is not yet approved for CME credit. Conference organizers plan to request AAPA Category 1 CME credits from the AAPA Review Panel. The total number of approved credits is yet to be determined.

NAADAC, the Association for Addiction Professionals
This activity has been approved by the American Society of Addiction Medicine, as a NAADAC Approved Education Provider, for educational credits. NAADAC Provider #295, ASAM is responsible for all aspects of the programming.

California Association for Drug/Alcohol Educators (CAADE)
This educational program is approved by CAADE: #CP40 999 1222

California Association of DUI Treatment Centers (CADTP)
This educational program is approved by CADTP: #205

California Consortium of Addiction Programs and Professionals (CCAPP)
This educational program is approved by CCAPP: #OS-20-330-1222

Continuing Education Credits (CEUs)
Non-physician participants will receive a certificate of attendance upon completion of the activity and an online evaluation confirming their participation. Participants should submit his/her certificate of attendance to their professional organization/institute.

Maintenance of Certification

American Board of Preventive Medicine (ABPM)
The American Board of Preventive Medicine (ABPM) has approved this activity for a maximum of LLSA credits towards ABPM MOC Part II requirements.

American Board of Anesthesiology (ABA)
This activity contributes to the CME component of the American Board of Anesthesiology’s redesigned Maintenance of Certification in Anesthesiology TM (MOCA®) program, known as MOCA 2.0®.

American Board of Pediatrics (ABP)
Successful completion of this CME activity, which includes participation in the activity, with individual assessments of the participant and feedback to the participant, enables the participant to earn a maximum of MOC points in the American Board of Pediatrics’ (ABP) Maintenance of Certification (MOC) program. It is the CME activity provider’s responsibility to submit participant completion information to ACCME for the purpose of granting ABP MOC credit.

American Board of Internal Medicine (ABIM)
Successful completion of this CME activity, which includes participation in the evaluation component, enables the participant to earn up to Medical Knowledge MOC points in the American Board of Internal Medicine’s (ABIM) Maintenance of Certification (MOC) program. Participants will earn MOC points equivalent to the amount of CME credits claimed for the activity. It is the CME activity provider’s responsibility to submit participant completion information to ACCME for the purpose of granting ABIM MOC credits.

American Board of Surgery (ABS)
Successful completion of this CME activity, which includes participation in the evaluation component, enables the learner to earn credit toward the CME and/or Self-Assessment requirements of the American Board of Surgery’s Continuous Certification program. It is the CME activity provider's responsibility to submit learner completion information to ACCME for the purpose of granting ABS credit.

American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology (ABPN)
Successful completion of this CME activity can be used to satisfy the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology’s (ABPN) CME requirement for Maintenance of Certification program.

American Board of Addiction Medicine (ABAM)
Successful completion of this activity can be used to satisfy the American Board of Addiction Medicine (ABAM) for Tmoc as credits towards ABAM LLSA Part II requirements.

Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada (RCPSC)
Royal College Fellows can use participation in Accredited Continuing Medical Education to earn Section 3 Credits.

Program Planners and Presenter Disclosure Information
In accordance with disclosure policies of ASAM and the ACCME, the effort is made to ensure balance, independence, objectivity, and scientific rigor in all CME activities. These policies include mitigating all possible relevant financial relationships with ineligible companies for the Planning Committees and Presenters. All activity Planning Committee members and Faculty have disclosed relevant financial relationship information. The ASAM CME Committee has reviewed these disclosures and determined that the relationships are not inappropriate in the context of their respective presentations and are not inconsistent with the educational goals and integrity of the activity.

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